Stretton Walking Day

Stretton Walking Day – Saturday 20th July from 11am

St Matthew’s Church will be full to brimming for the 11am Church Service during which the new Rose Queen, Olivia Rudd and her Retinue: Olivia Foreman and Grace Wakefield (Attendants), Lucy Staples (Crown Bearer) and Matthew Craddock and Lewis Hookins (Page Boys) proudly step into their allotted roles. After the service, at 12pm the congregation will be joined by the Warrington Phoenix Drum and Trumpet Corps for the ‘Walk of Witness’ around the local area.

Angie Stewart, Chair of St Matthews School PTA comments:
“Walking Day is a significant event in the St Matthews Primary School calendar. It’s heartening to see this fabulous event pull together so many people, young and old from our local community including children from Sunday School, Brownies, Beavers, Scouts and Guides. This year, we are pleased to welcome members of Park Women’s Institute to the afternoon fayre. As well as selling garden plants, they will be happy to share information with you about the meetings and events they hold each month.“

Other stalls include the traditional tombola’s, books and toys, sweet and sticky, jewellery, jams and chutneys, vintage cake stands and nutrition /fruit kebabs.

From 1pm, refreshments will be available from 3 areas:
• Tea, Coffee and Cakes will be served in the Church Hall (take-outs will be available this year)
• Hot Food will be available in the School Hall from 1pm – 2.30pm
• A Licensed Bar, BBQ, Candy Floss and Ice Cream will be available on the school playground

As well as the traditional mini fairground rides, hook a duck, balloon race, football, face painting and lucky dip activities, 2013 sees the introduction of an Assault Style Bouncy Castle, a Tin Can Alley Shoot Out and Bracelet Making.

We have 2 local dance schools and our own Gymnastics Club joining us to provide displays and get your dancing shoes on for our very own group Zumba session – yes, we are hoping for plenty of audience participation!

We would like to thank all of the local businesses who have stepped up to support the event in 2013. Without their generous contribution we would not be able to put on such an attractive family event with wonderful Raffle Prizes worth over £1,000 in the Grand Prize Draw. Tickets can be purchased from PTA members, parents, the School Office and St Matthew’s Church for £1 each from the 12th June.

Please put the 20th July firmly in your diaries and keep up to date with developments via

See you there !